Carrots, also good for the soul. Recently a box of single serve carrots was donated to my class. 3 ounces of sweet crispy carrots. 100 count. I envisioned this box lasting me a week or two. By day 2, all gone. The orange snacks were distributed to my class and neighboring rooms. By the afternoon, students stopped by asking for more. Students ate 2-3 bags a sitting!
Midway through day 2 I was running low and was slightly puzzled. Were my students coming to school so hungry that a simple bag of veggies would be a hot commodity? Some craved ranch to accompany the snack. I hunted some down. Anything to help get a little healthy treat into that body and help that fragile brain. To an outsider, it would seem that I was dealing the opiate of the masses. No, I was providing soul food.
Who knew that something so simple as a carrot could be so healing. Now to track down more soul food to keep these young minds nourished.